Rockland registered sex offender sentenced to jail for violation


NEWARK, NJ – A Monsey man, who was previously convicted of assaulting a woman on a flight from Israel to Newark Liberty International Airport, was sentenced in federal court in Newark to additional prison time for violating the terms of his supervised release by sexually abusing a minor, US Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Yoel Oberlander, 39, appeared by videoconference for a hearing before US District Judge Esther Safas on Thursday, June 25, and pled guilty to violating terms of his supervised release by committing another crime.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, representing time served, and an additional term of supervised release of two years, which includes a 12-month term of home detection with a GPS bracelet.

He will be required to quarantine on house arrest for 14 days once released from Essex County Jail.

On July 20, 2017, Oberlander was sentenced to 12 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to committing an assault with intent to stalk. On June 24, 2019, while serving his probationary term, Oberlander was arrested by Ramapo Town Police for picking up a minor in his car and assaulting the victim.

He was charged by the Rockland County District Attorney with three misdemeanor offenses – sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

Oberlander is a registered sex offender; he was convicted in 2002 in New York for sexual abuse, stemming from his sexual assault of a minor. In his prior prosecution by the US Attorney’s Office, he was convicted of assaulting a 22-year-old who was seated next to him on a May 2016 El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Newark by touching her in the area of her chest, upper thigh and hand without her consent.

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